Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pat Benatar: Synchronistic Wanderings: Recorded Anthology 1979 to 1999

"It was Monday, March 6, 1977, audition night at Catch A Rising Star in New York City; it was about 1:30 in the morning. I was at the bar with some friends; I heard this voice coming from the showroom and it pulled me inside to hear her in person. Richard Belzer was the MC; I asked him to ask her if she could sing another song. She did, and I invited her to come back immediately. That voice was so incredible (a five octave range) that in a club which incubated the careers of many great comedic talents such as Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Andy Kaufman and a slew of other luminaries, one of the great talents of our time had people calling night after night to see if this 5 foot 3 inch person would be appearing that evening. Several years later I was her manager and it took no time at all to have a bidding war between record labels. We signed with Terry Ellis of Chrysalis Records. We were fortunate enough to find one of the greatest guitar players out there, Neil Giraldo, who immediately became her band leader/producer and put the band together. A year and a half later with the release of her first album In The Heat Of The Night, she earned her first (of four) Grammy Awards for 'Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female'" (CD notes foreword by Rick Newman, founder of Catch A Rising Star).

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